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Offense Comes Alive In 2-1 Win Over BC

Aden Farina-Henry. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Aden Farina-Henry. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Tica, Farina-Henry Score 10 Minutes Apart To Spark Comeback Win

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass.  - Milan Tica's goal midway through the second half of Tuesday night's game with Boston College tied the score at 1-1 and snapped a 256-minute scoreless drought for the Yale men's soccer team. The Bulldogs didn't have to wait nearly as long for another goal. Aden Farina-Henry scored 10 minutes later as Yale knocked off the Eagles 2-1 at Newton Campus Field.

"We had two very well-taken goals," said Yale head coach Brian Tompkins, who saw his team snap a three-game losing streak.

The Bulldogs (3-4-2) were coming off a heartbreaking overtime loss to Harvard on Saturday, and Tompkins was worried his team might suffer a letdown.

"That certainly wasn't the case," he said. "I thought we played with a lot of conviction, especially after falling behind."

Mor Avi Hanan's goal at 21:40 gave the Eagles (5-6) a 1-0 lead, and it looked like that goal might hold up.

Tica, though, used his 6-4 frame to get Yale on the board when he headed in a Jon Carlos corner kick at 70:04. It was Tica's first career goal.

Farina-Henry then snapped the tie. He one-timed an Andy Shorten cross past BC goalkeeper Justin Luthy at 80:57. Charlie Neil also assisted on the goal.

"BC is a very good team and this is not an easy place to play," Tompkins said. "It's a great accomplishment for our guys."

Travis Chulick continued his strong play in goal, finishing with five saves. BC outshot the Bulldogs 19-14 and had a 6-5 edge in corner kicks.

Yale returns to Ivy League play on Saturday, hosting Dartmouth. Kickoff at Reese Stadium is slated for 4:30 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity